Saturday, April 21, 2007
Friday April 20 2007 14:31 IST
BALANGIR: The allegation of ragging by a second year student of the Government Ayurvedic College here has led to the suspension of 12 senior students.
Principal of the college J Nath on Wednesday took the action after Narayan Mohanty, a senior professor of the college, who inquired into the allegation, found the students guilty. The 12 students, however, were not rusticated.
Bhagya Ranjan Dash, the second-year student of the college, informed the principal that some senior students were torturing him physically and mentally.
Bhagya, who hails from Balasore, also said he was assaulted in his classroom. Following the allegation, a meeting of the staff council was held on April 7.
Mohanty, in his report, said: "First, the students who indulge in ragging should be served a warning, then suspended and after that expelled. And even after that, if they don't mend their ways, police action should be initiated."
The principal said the 12 students have been suspended for a stipulated time period. They would be recalled if they mend their ways.
"Earlier, I had warned them but it failed to yield results," he added.